Friday, March 8, 2013

Alone | That lone savior


Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah. Praise be to Allah who creates us and our actions, who carries us from one circumstance to another, who makes us see and appreciate the light each day by way of knowing how darker it has been yesterday.

Tonight, the much respected Habib Ali Zaenal Abidin al-Hamid of Darul Murtadza said something which many of us might have heard before, but sometimes, in some distinctive moment we hear something that impresses our consciousness more than ever.

Of the many gems he shared, one of the thing he elucidated was about the day when we all truly become a loner, a stranger to each other. No matter how attached we are with our mother, father, wife, husband, daughter, son... we would on that day flee from one another. However, there will be one person who would be thinking of us, who would be waiting to save us. He would be looking out for us at the sirat, at the mizan and at the al-kauthar well. There will be two wells, said Habib Ali, one before and one after the sirat. He would be, I imagine with the kind of affection and concern he has for us his ummah, I imagine he would be going back and forth at those places frantically, trying to save all of us at one place or the other. He will be that lone savior - Rasulullah salallah alaihi wasalam.

So whenever we feel like we are becoming too attached to someone or whenever that someone breaks our heart, hurt us with their words or actions or whenever you feel like you've been abandoned, think: we should not be too surprised or too disappointed because there will come a time when that someone will be a stranger to us anyway. On one day, on that day, they won't be showing that much of a concern or love towards us anyway. But that lone savior, the one who cares about us more than we can imagine, that one Prophet named with the best of names, he salallah alaihi wasalam will be there for us. Have certainty, he will be there for us! 

So would I not love him more? Would you not? Would you still love someone else more than you'd love him - that honorable creation - Rahmatan lil 'alamin? 

Sometimes we get carried away in our love and attachment with our object of love/people we think we love. Maybe we should just keep it minimal and cut all the nonsense when it's becoming out of proportion. Think of that one savior on that one day, when we will be all alone, when everyone else couldn't be bothered about us, save he.

Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina Muhammad.

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